Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a 27-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Early Monday morning, the Patriots’ 17th-year franchise quarterback jumped on his weekly radio appearance on Boston’s WEEI Kirk & Callahan show. Brady delivered resounding comments about the NFL’s ongoing domestic violence and sexual assault issue.
“I grew up with three sisters, I was very fortunate to learn from a loving father and a loving mother how to treat and respect women,” Brady said. “I have a daughter of my own and domestic violence is a horrible issue.
“It’s a tragedy when it happens. Any type of abuse or bullying of people who can’t defend or fight for themselves, I have no respect for that. Like I said, the NFL, they claim to take tough stances and this is their situation.
“This is their situation to deal with. I’ll let them deal with it. Like I said, I was very fortunate to grow up with sisters, a mother — I condone no part of that. That is absolutely something I would never be apart of or do. It’s a terrible tragedy.”
Brady also commented on New York Giants kicker Josh Brown receiving just a one-game suspension for repeated domestic violence, while Brady was handed a four-game suspension for allegedly deflating footballs.
“I think it is the league’s issue,” Brady said. “Obviously, there is a lot of controversy with that. I’m trying to stay out of all that. I will let them handle it. I think that is their responsibility. I certainly don’t condone any part of domestic violence. I think it is a terrible, terrible thing. I think the league, they have to handle those types of things.”